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Latin name: Withania somnifera Dunal (Solanaceae)

Sanskrit/Indian name: Ashvagandha, Hayahvaya, Vajigandha, Asgandh

General information:

Literally translated, the Sanskrit name for Winter Cherry, Ashvagandha, means ‘the smell and strength of a horse’. Winter Cherry is a nervine tonic, an antioxidant and also possesses anti-inflammatory properties. It has been used in Ayurveda to boost the immune system and promote overall well-being.

Therapeutic constituents:

The root contains steroidal compounds which include the lactones Withaferin A and carbon-27-glycowithanolide, known collectively as the Withanolides. The Withanolides are responsible for the varied medicinal applications of the herb. Winter Cherry also contains a fair amount of alkaloids including tropine, pseudotropine, isopelletrine, anaferine and saponins, which impart medicinal properties to the herb.

Key therapeutic benefits:

  • Winter Cherry is an unique herb with antistress and adaptogenic properties that improves physical and mental fitness and helps with daily stress management.
  • It is a powerful antioxidant, which scavenges free radicals in cells that are responsible for premature aging.
  • Winter Cherry has proven anti-inflammatory activity, which helps in the management of inflammatory joint disorders.

Used in Abana , Geriforte , Mentat , Mentat syrup, Reosto, Tentex forte , Baby Massage Oil, Nourishing Skin Cream, Anxocare, Galactin Vet, Geriforte Vet, Immunol, Ashvagandha, Oxitard

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